Tuc Watkins courtesy ABC; Kevin Rahm courtesy CBS Tuc Watkins courtesy ABC; Kevin Rahm courtesy CBS

Well, it's not David Beckham and Robbie Williams, but this'll do.

Desperate Housewives has tapped One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins and ex- Judging Amy actor Kevin Rahm to play Wisteria Lane's first gay couple. Watkins will play Bob, described as a country mouse who leaves the big city for greener (and quieter) pastures. Rahm is his bitchy partner, Lee. Both roles are of the recurring variety.

Interestingly, the characters' names are a tribute to ABC News' Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee, whom series creator Marc Cherry befriended last spring.

I'm not all that familiar with Rahm, but I'm a big fan of Watkins' work in both daytime ( OLTL, GH) and prime time ( Beggars and Choosers, where he also played gay).

Your thoughts? - Additional reporting by Jonathan Small